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The Holy Bible is Fact, Not Fiction - The Holy Bible is Fact, Not Fiction The Hebrew word used for "day" is the word yom. Every other time the word is used in the Old Testament in conjunction with a number, a literal, 24-hour period of time is being described; what we know as a day. The word is never used metaphorically in the Bible. The verses most commonly used to say that the word day in Genesis could mean more than a 24 hour period are Psalm 90:4 and 2 Peter 3, which quotes Psalm 90:4. Psalm 90:4 - For a thousand years in Your sight Are like yesterday when it passes by, Or as a watch in the night....   [tags: Holy Bible Essays] 1379 words
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The Holy Bible as a Sustained Allusion - The Bible as a Sustained Allusion The Bible is a sustained allusion throughout the course of East of Eden, paralleling with the eternal story of Cain and Abel. According to the Bible, Cain is the "tiller of the ground" (Genesis 4:2). Caleb Trask, a farmer at heart, made a vast amount of money by selling beans. Upon presenting Adam with his present of fifteen thousand dollars, Adam not only discarded the gift, but caused Cal pain by comparing him to his godly brother, Aron, who graduated high school and started college at an early age....   [tags: Holy Bible Essays] 1495 words
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Essay on Evil in The Holy Bible - The Purpose of Evil in the Bible        God looked at everything He had made, and it was very good (Genesis 1:31)    Five times in Genesis 1, God looks at that which He has created, and pronounces it "good". Then on the sixth day He creates Man, and says that His creation is now "very good". God's pronouncement of His creation, which would be everything around us and includes ourselves, as "very good" is hard to reconcile with that which we see on a daily basis -- a reality in which we experience much pain and cruelty from man and nature....   [tags: Holy Bible Essays]
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Jesus, Gender and The Holy Bible - Jesus, Gender and The Bible Sunday evening I attended my weekly Ecumenical Christians of Oberlin meeting. This is a group of generally open-minded individuals that get together on Sundays to have dinner and discuss topics related to Christianity. Topics range from "What is the Kingdom of God?" to "Pacifism: Turning the Other Cheek." Our topic this Sunday was "Women and the Bible." At first I thought that we might be studying Esther or one of the many Marys - prominent women in the Bible that are always mentioned whenever the subject is brought up....   [tags: Holy Bible Essays] 1299 words
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Truth, Belief and The Holy Bible - Truth, Belief and the Bible Order, pattern, method, harmony, and purpose - these are the qualities on which we, humankind, have come to base our existence. We strive to find meaning in all that we do, say, read, write, and live. A story is not just a story; it is a lesson. A thought is not merely a thought, but a revelation. Hardship is not simply misfortune, but an act of God. Truth is considered the result of a divine arrangement - one that is complex and intricate, and finally revealed to us through a glorious realization....   [tags: Holy Bible Essays] 1075 words
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Morality and The Holy Bible - Morality and the Bible Both the legal and salvation philosophies of the Old and New Testaments reflect those of the cultures around them, due to much copying and borrowing of laws and ideas. Furthermore, all societies around the world have similar moral and legal codes -- which is certainly not an accident. Interestingly enough, the moral codes of the world's religions bear a striking resemblance to each other, with only minor variations. Religions as different as Hinduism, Islam, and Buddhism all have proscriptions against killing, lying, cheating, stealing, etc....   [tags: Holy Bible Essays] 980 words
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Essay on The Holy Bible - The Authorship of Genesis - The Authorship of Genesis Is the book of Genesis real or fiction. This is an age-old question. There are many thousands of Christians, who believe that Genesis is the absolute word of God. Many of these people believe that Moses wrote the book of Genesis, and believe that God himself told him what to write. Those who believe Moses wrote it really believe that God created the heaven and earth as well as all living things including man. Then there are those who believe Genesis is nothing more than fiction....   [tags: Holy Bible Genesis Essays] 981 words
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Abraham as the Ideal Man of Faith in The Holy Bible - Abraham as the Ideal Man of Faith The question is frequently asked, “What does it mean to have faith?” “What does it mean to be faithful?” The path to righteousness has always been one paved in good faith, and this is a well-known fact. The ideal man of faith, it can be reasoned, would be the man who was the most suitable spiritual companion for God. This would be someone with whom God could speak with, and fulfill his wishes for human beings there within.  God would not simply want a servant, but a friend who would walk through his life with God....   [tags: Holy Bible Essays] 1248 words
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Essay on The Holy Bible - The Cruel God of Genesis - The Cruel God of Genesis This essay will propose and support the thesis that God carries the blame for the expulsion of man from the Garden of Eden and resulting downfall of mankind. Genesis has always been the cause of heated discussions. The work itself is not all that confusing, but rather the symbolism buried deep within the text is. The opinions of the reader often have a substantial influence on the reader's interpretation of the text. Because the scripture has played such an important role in the theological beliefs of so many Christians, extremely different interpretations of the text have the potential to create distance between even the closest of friends and even worse,...   [tags: Holy Bible Genesis Essays] 832 words
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Essay on The Holy Bible - Dionysus and Genisis God - Dionysus and Genisis God Every individual has his/her own view of a divine power. It appears that each different culture looks at its’ higher being in a different way. Texts and myths are used by each culture to explain its god or gods or even goddesses. Genesis, from the Bible, shows the many characteristics of the Christian God, as does Euripides' The Bacchae of Dionysus. The two separate Gods are shown to illustrate very similar human characteristics; however, they differ by their godly attributes and their effect on how women are viewed in today's society....   [tags: Holy Bible Genesis Essays] 784 words
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Essay on Punishment and the Prodigal Son of The Holy Bible - Punishment and the Prodigal Son   In American Society today, there exists a feeling that those who have transgressed, whether against individuals, family members, or society at large, need to be held responsible for their actions. The more severe the transgression, the more severe the punishment. It is not unheard of in these times, for example, that a parent may let his or her child spend a few nights in jail in order to "teach them a lesson". Even if the child seems to understand the severity of his or her actions, and shows regret for these actions, punishment may still be dealt out in the name of "tough love"....   [tags: Holy Bible Essays] 691 words
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Essay on The Holy Bible - The Nature of God in the Genesis - The Nature of God in the Genesis   Genesis is the first book of the Bible.  It begins with the story of God’s creation of the universe.    The Lord is the Almighty Creator of the world, skies, heavens, seas, animals, man, and woman.  He governs the universe and develops relationships with man.  Throughout Genesis, God acknowledges the fact that human beings make mistakes, and accepts their imperfection.  Throughout Genesis, God changes from one who does not tolerate disobedience, to one who shows clemency.  Early on in Genesis, God punishes Adam and Eve for disobedience.  After making the mistake of flooding the world, the Lord realizes that even He is not perfect, and does not allow Jac...   [tags: Holy Bible Genesis Essays] 1092 words
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Essay on The Holy Bible - The Nature of God in Genesis - The Nature of God in Genesis The depiction of God in the Bible’s story of creation, namely Genesis, brings to mind the image of an omnipotent, almighty and all-powerful child playing in a sandbox. Like a child his sole purpose seems to be to simply amuse himself, and possibly acquire a source of unconditional love. These needs are in contrast to the classic view of God acting with the idea of an ultimate plan. His actions clearly show that there is no perfect plan, or if there is it must be grossly overcomplicated....   [tags: Holy Bible Genesis Essays] 1153 words
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Essay on The Holy Bible - Genesis, Chapter One - Genesis - Chapter One as an Executive Summary “In the beginning…” Genesis 1:1 Acknowledging a beginning in the first sentence of any text is in itself indicative of the nature of the text as a whole. It is an acknowledgement of a creation. It is an admission that what is has not always existed and that a higher power is at work. Genesis begins with this phrase as a reminder of the existence of God; it emphasizes the fact that man is not alone. Dually, the phrase also is indicative of the nature of the Book of Genesis, and as the first book of the Bible it sets the frame for the entire text....   [tags: Holy Bible Genesis Essays]
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Essay on The Holy Bible - Genesis 1-3 and the Downfall of Mankind - Genesis 1-3 and the Downfall of Mankind People hold many differing opinions about Genesis 1-3. Some people believe that God didn't want Adam and Eve to have the knowledge of good and evil because it would make them as gods. The purpose of this essay is to show that Adam and Eve caused the downfall of mankind. Now, to the untrained eye, it may be possible to interpret the aforementioned text as having certain "scheisty" tendencies coming from both the serpent and, believe it or not, God himself....   [tags: Holy Bible Genesis Essays] 677 words
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Essay on The Holy Bible - Suffering and The Book of Job - Suffering and The Book of Job      Life is difficult. "Suffering...is not an exception to the human condition, it is the human condition" (Gomes 405). The question of why life can be unjustly cruel is asked today and has been asked since the beginning of time.   And where is God in the midst of hardship. Is He non-existent, as the pagan statement, "It's Chance alone that moves and rules our lives" implies (Neiman 442). Or is God only partially in control of situations, as Harold Kushner concludes, writing, "there are some things God does not control" (462)....   [tags: Holy Bible Book Job Essays]
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Essay on The Holy Bible - Role of God in the Book of Job - The Changing Role of God in the Book of Job The Book of Job shows a change in God's attitude from the beginning to the end. At the beginning of the book, He is presented as Job's protector and defender. At the end He appears as the supreme being lecturing and preaching to Job with hostility, despite the fact that Job never cursed his name, and never did anything wrong.  Job's only question was why God had beseeched this terrible disease on him. I intend to analyze and discuss the different roles God played in the Book of Job....   [tags: Holy Bible Book Job Essays] 1140 words
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Textual Analysis of Epic of Gilgamesh and Book of Genesis of the Holy Bible - A Textual Analysis of Genesis and the Epic of Gilgamesh The stories of the floods found in both Gilgamesh and Genesis contain many striking similarities that are inevitably beyond mere coincidence. One could surmise that both of these stories might have a basis in common historical occurrence. However, despite the fact that both of these works discuss a common topic, the portrayal of this event is quite different. Like identical twins raised in different cultures, the expressions of these works are products of their environment....   [tags: Epic of Gilgamesh Holy Bible] 1051 words
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Essay on The Holy Bible - Book of Job as an Attempt to Justify the Actions of God - The Book of Job: An Attempt to Justify the Actions of a Omnipotent, Childlike God   The Book of Job from the Old Testament is a story in which an attempt is made by the Hebrew author to justify the unjustifiable actions of a seemingly malevolent god. The questioning by Job as to why the "good" must suffer is induced by a childish challenge, put forth by Satan and accepted by God, to test the loyalty of Job toward God. The uncharacteristic actions of a supposedly omni benevolent God must be justified in the eyes of his followers, and in the process of doing so, God is made to look like nothing more than an omnipotent child....   [tags: Holy Bible Book Job Essays] 1252 words
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Essay on The Holy Bible - Character of God Exposed in the Book of Job - True Character of God Exposed in the Book of Job The Book of Job offers many complex and abstract ideas. It can also be looked at in a simple fashion, taking it as a folk tale trying to explain the unexplainable forces of fate and chance. The story is often interpreted as another strange episode of the Almighty Yahweh requiring blind faith in the midst of overwhelming and sadistic trials. A picture is painted, at first glance, of a cruel and uncaring God who is most interested in His wager with Satan on the reliability of His faithful follower Job....   [tags: Holy Bible Book Job Essays] 695 words
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The Holy Bible and Jesus Christ - ... Moses birth is the beginning of an incredible story which is narrated to us by the scripture of the Exodus. At the time of Moses birth he had to be hidden for a period of three months by her mother Jochebed. When the three months passed her mother couldn’t hid Moses anymore from the Egypts then she decided to put him inside a chest and let him flow through the Nile river. Moses was found by the Pharaohs daughter who with compassion adopted this little child. By this means we can begin to see Gods power and also we can acknowledge that there is a plan already set for everyone of us....   [tags: prophets, knowledge, guide, writings] 901 words
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Children in the Holy Bible - Children are always referenced in the Holy Bible from time to time. A good example of this is noted perfectly in Matthew 18:3. The bible states that “Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.” Additionally, these themes about children are used hand in hand with the innocence of Adam and Eve before they ate of the fruit from the tree of knowledge of good and evil. Adam and Eve are described as children in this context because of their naivety towards their nakedness and pure state of mind....   [tags: innocence, good and evil, christians] 1606 words
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Themes of The Holy Bible and Letter from Birmingham Jail - Themes of The Holy Bible and Letter from Birmingham Jail Arguably, throughout history, the most influential book ever written has been “The Holy Bible.” Whether it is a historical document, a children’s story, a fable, a story of moral lessons, or a multitude of novels; “The Holy Bible” and its themes have been passed down through generations. If one were to look at “The Holy Bible” as a whole then one could say that the themes of the Bible are all about freedom and how one has a responsibility to keep that freedom....   [tags: Bible, Non-violence] 1437 words
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Religious Texts- Examining the Content of the Holy Bible and the Holy Quran - Sunlight beams through arched windows encased in stained glass; reflecting rays of red, blue, green, and yellow throughout the entryway. Below our feet, a wood floor echoes as we walk, and silences with a step onto the red carpet. Dark mahogany pews stand at attention to our left and right. Directly above on the back wall, a stained glass image of a woman standing over an infant in a cradle, sunlight illuminating her delicate features, she gazes down at the child. Her thin angelic lips slightly open, her hands clasped together in a prayer-like stance....   [tags: religion, theology] 1605 words
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Analysis of Psalm 2 in the Holy Bible - CONTENT A DESCRIPTION OF THE HATRED OF HUMAN NATURE AGAINST THE CHRIST OF GOD. (PSALM 1:1-3) The Nations Rage (Psalm 2:1) In the beginning of the Psalm, David starts with an angry interrogation against the humans for God1. David is perplexed about why the people are even raging against God, he knows the have no reason to and they don't have a benefit too anyway. They're rebellion is motivated by vain2. With vain, especially against God, comes boundless foolishness in this Psalm3. The disturbance was not only created by the people but also their leaders who fostered the rebellion4....   [tags: David, Deity, Opposition]
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The Holy Bible - Our Children Children are the offspring born to a husband and wife in marriage relationship. To the Hebrews, children were considered gifts from God, and to be childless was considered a reproach; 'And after those days his wife Elisabeth conceived, and hid herself five months, saying, Thus hath the Lord dealt with me in the days wherein he looked on me, to take away my reproach among men'; (Luke 1:25). Jesus clearly expressed his love and respect for the children; 'And he took a child, and set him in the midst of them: and when he had taken him in his arms, he said unto them, Whosoever shall receive one of such children in my name, receiveth me: and whosoever shall receive me, receiveth n...   [tags: essays research papers] 470 words
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Christ of the Holy Bible and Dionysus of Euripides - Christ of the Holy Bible and Dionysus of Euripides   Christ resembles Dionysus in many ways. Is it possible that Christ is simply an extension of the Dionysian myth. Though the concepts of wine and faith unite the two, the idea of revenge compared to self-sacrifice separates the two deities. Dionysus fits the Greek understanding of vengeful and selfish God that bear more anthropomorphic traits than Godly traits. Christ, however, transcends human desires for revenge and acts in self-sacrifice....   [tags: Comparison compare contrast essays]
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The Bible: The Holy Canon of Scripture Review - INTRODUCTION The Bible: The Holy Canon of Scripture is an essay by J. Hampton Keathley, III that aims to justify the canonicity of the Bible. Keathley first defines canonicity as a word used to describe books that are recognized as inspired by God and then gives a brief history of the term. In essence, the word can be derived from Greek, Hebrew, and Akkadian words denoting a standard of straightness and was used first to describe accepted doctrines of the Church before it became widely used as a description for the list of sacred books that fit the modern definition....   [tags: J. Hampton Keathley, Summary, Personal Thoughts] 794 words
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The Use of Operant Conditioning in 1984 and the Holy Bible - In the book, 1984, by George Orwell, the author creates a dark narrative, set in the future, about a dystopian society based on fear through conditioning and reinforcement. Ultimately, this results in a world of hate and dictatorship. Big Brother, being the leader, uses fear as a tactic to keep his society in its rural state and his people loyal to its rules. This technique, although taken to its extreme in the novel, is not a new idea. In fact, it dates all the way back to the bible in which damnation is used as punishment in order to promote faithfulness to God....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]
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Flood in Epic of Gilgamish and Book of Genesis of the Holy Bible - The Flood in The Epic of Gilgamish and The Bible The story of the great flood is probably the most popular story that has survived for thousands of years and is still being retold today.  It is most commonly related within the context of Judeo-Christian tradition.  In the Holy Bible, the book of Genesis uses the flood as a symbol of God's wrath as well as His hope that the human race can maintain peace and achieve everlasting salvation.  The tale of Noah's Ark begins with God's expression of dismay as to the degenerate state of the human race at the time.  People were behaving wickedly and sinfully and God decided that a genetic cleansing was necessary.  He spared only Noah and his famil...   [tags: Epic Gilgamesh Essays] 883 words
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Comparing The Holy Bible and Crime and Punishment - The Bible and Crime and Punishment Dosteovsky's novel Crime and Punishment depicts the Biblical account of Jesus' path to crucifixion burdened with a wooden cross through the character of Raskolnikov. After committing a cold-blooded murder he experiences mental anguish, and in a defeated state, confesses, and accepts the consequences of his crime. Although the novel begins by focusing on the crime itself, the majority of the book discusses Raskolnikov's struggle through denial and redemption after the murder has been committed....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays] 445 words
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Brother Stories from the Holy Bible - When I was younger my brothers and I would fight over the attention and gratitude of my parents. From reading the Stories of brothers in the Bible I have discovered that brothers have been fighting ever since the beginning of time. Through the stories of Cain and Abel, and Jacob and Esau I have determined that Brothers stories are one of childhood ignorance and desire to obtain everything. Once adolescence has turned to adulthood, brothers seem to reform there ways toward each other due to the realization that you don’t need to have everything to obtain happiness....   [tags: Cain and Abel Jacob and Esau] 470 words
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Contrasting Genesis I and II of the Holy Bible - Contrasting Genesis I and II      Where Genesis I describes a more ordered creation - the manifestation of a more primitive cultural influence than was responsible for the multi-layered creation in Genesis II - the second creation story focuses less on an etiological justification for the physical world and examines the ramifications of humankind's existence and relationship with God. Instead of Genesis I's simple and repetitive refrains of "and God saw that it was good" (Gen 1:12, 18, 21, 25), Genesis II features a more stylistically advanced look at "the day that the LORD God made the earth and the heavens" (Gen 2:4)....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]
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The influence of religion in Society - Clap Your Hands if You Believe Every Sunday in churches across America, kids hear this story of a special man in the Bible- Jesus. They hear the famous story of this miracle man who healed people and rose from the dead. Sounds like an important person, right. Well, besides the miraculous stories taught in Sunday school and his impact on today’s religion, Jesus actually had and still has a major influence on today’s society too. Jesus was an influential person because of his impacts on religion, culture, and history by his religious preachings and followers....   [tags: Jesus, Holy Bible, christianity]
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Light and Darkness in Antigone and the Gospel of John of the Holy Bible - Light and Darkness Found in Antigone and the Gospel of John As a child, my world was enraptured by the wonderful Fisher-Price toy known as the Lite-Brite. By inserting multicolored little pegs into their corresponding slots on a detailed guide, I could transform drab, dull, and dark pieces of paper into wondrous works of brilliant art. The light that filled and transformed the plastic pegs closely parallel concepts of light and darkness found within the Gospel of John and in Sophocles' drama Antigone....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays] 1161 words
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Flood of Epic of Gilgamesh and Book of Genesis of the Holy Bible - The Flood of Gilgamesh Perhaps the most popular comparison with Noah's Flood is that of an ancient Babylonian story of a similar flood. A quick look at the text does show some key similarities between them however there are also some pointed differences. I will show you both and let you decide whether there is or is not a connection. First let us look at the similarities: *It is set in the Iraqi/Turkey area.....similar to the Biblical Flood. *A man is warned by a god to build a ship so he could survive a coming flood, sent by the divine powers....   [tags: Epic Gilgamesh essays] 1107 words
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Comparing Epic of Gilgamesh and Book of Genesis of the Holy Bible - Parallels Between the Epic of Gilgamesh and the Bible The most well-known parallel between the Epic of Gilgamesh and the Bible is the story of the Flood, in Genesis 6-7. This is essentially equivalent to the story that Utnapishtim, the Sumerian Noah, tells to Gilgamesh on Tablet XI. Even the way the narrative is laid out is similar - the gods put a bug in Utnapishtim's ear; a description of how the ark is built ("daubed with bitumen," a common glue or mortaring agent in Mesopotamia); everyone piles in, and it starts to rain....   [tags: Comparison Compare Contrast Essays] 756 words
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Epic of Gilgamesh and Book of Genesis of the Holy Bible - Epic of Gilgamesh and the Book of Genesis History tells us that since we have been able to write, our human race has had the habit of recording historical tales, or stories. Most of the first stories were tales of heroic men, scouring their land in search of some noble prize. These stories are known as epics, and they give us an excellent idea of the lifestyles and basic thought processes of early humans. Along the lines of these epics are the accounts told in the Bible, especially those in the Old Testament....   [tags: Epic Gilgamesh essays] 993 words
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Comparing the Epic of Gilgamesh, Holy Bible and Huck Finn - Gilgamesh is a True Epic The story of the great hero, Gilgamesh, fulfills the requirements of an epic.  Gilgamesh is consistently relevant to society and it conveys timeless themes and messages. It is in human nature for people to want to excel in life and strive to make a name in this world for themselves.  We want to be remembered by name or for something we have done.  Most, who actually succeed, are forgotten about in a matter of years. However, some are remembered for tens, hundreds, and even thousands of years, because of their great intellectual achievement to feats of outstanding skill....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays] 1597 words
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Flood of Epic of Gilgamesh and Book of Genesis of the Holy Bible - The Flood of Gilgamesh and Genesis   The Epic of Gilgamesh records a story of a world-wide flood and pre-dates Genesis. So some claim that this invalidates the Genesis record. But P.J. Wiseman presents an interesting theory in this regard in his book Ancient Records and the Structure of Genesis (New York: Thomas Nelson, 1985). He believes that Moses did not write Genesis but rather translated it from ancient stone tablets written in Cuneiform script. The tablets each would have been originally written by eye-witnesses of the particular events, or those who received their information from eye-witnesses....   [tags: Epic Gilgamesh essays] 724 words
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Problem of Woman in Gilgamesh and Book of Genesis of the Holy Bible - The Problem of Woman in Gilgamesh and Genesis The snake hands Eve the apple, and with a twinkle in her eye she bites  into the apple, gaining the elusive knowledge the serpent  has promised. With shame deep in her heart, Eve smiling offers the precious fruit to Adam, her mate. The prostitute lures Enkidu, protector of nature, into her arms with the fruits of her womanhood. She offers him sexual satisfaction. He like Adam is an innocent taken in by the wiles of a woman. Why do the women tempt the innocents....   [tags: Epic Gilgamesh essays]
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Flood Myth of Epic of Gilgamesh and Book of Genesis of the Holy Bible - A Comparison of the Flood of Gilgamesh and the Bible People grow up listening to the story of Noah and the flood. They remember the length of the flood, the dove, and the rainbow very vividly. However, most people do not realize that the story is told throughout many different cultures and with accounts older than Genesis¹s version in the Bible. Although each of the accounts tells of the flood, there are many variations to the story. One such story can be found in the Epic of Gilgamesh. Although the Epic of Gilgamesh is similar to the Genesis version, there are some differences in the days leading to, during, and after the flood....   [tags: Epic Gilgamesh Essays] 805 words
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Essay on the Devil in Paradise Lost, Holy Bible, Faust, and Devil and Tom Walker - The Devil’s Role in Paradise Lost,  The Bible,  Faust, and The Devil and Tom Walker   The devil's role as the inspiration for rock-and-roll is already well documented and commonly understood. Perhaps less well documented is the role of the Devil as inspiration for literature. The Devil has played an active role in literature for quite a while with his name appearing in stories for centuries. The historical devil has not always been personified. Initially, in religious settings, he was represented as a feeling or power, in attendance as the force of evil, an antagonist to goodness and divinity, and temptation for humans....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]
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Obedience and Arrogance in Epic of Gilgamesh and Book of Genesis of the Holy Bible - Obedience and Arrogance in Gilgamesh and Genesis The issue of obedience figures prominently in both "The Epic of Gilgamesh" and the book of Genesis in the Bible. These works were produced by very different cultures and traditions (Middle Eastern and Hebraic, respectively) and the characters in each react to authority or advice with very different levels of obedience. Noah is found to be righteous by God and is rewarded with a means to escape the devastation of the flood. Gilgamesh, in his arrogance, thinks himself to be above the mortal concept of death....   [tags: Epic Gilgamesh essays] 1239 words
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The Exodus Debate - The Exodus of the Hebrew people out of Egypt as depicted in the Holy Bible is controversial. A literal, Biblical reading depicts inexplicable supernatural events suggesting the influence of the God of the Hebrews. There are three main theories about the Exodus Event. The first is that the event occurred exactly as accounted in the Bible, miraculous events included. Secondly, that the Exodus did occur, just not as the Bible describes. The last is that the event never occurred. The explanation of these theories will be presented in this paper....   [tags: Holy Bible, Hebrews, Egypt, plagues]
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Proof of the Biblical Flood - "All the fountains of the great deep [were] broken up, and the windows of heaven were opened . . . And the flood was forty days upon the earth; and the waters increased; . . . and the ark went upon the face of the waters."(Holy Bible, Genesis 7:11b, 17a, 18b). The flood was a catastrophic event that changed the earth in traumatic ways, but many people deny that this event ever took place. The main documentation of this occurrence is found in the Bible, but since many people refuse to believe that it is a valid source of history and has no weight in science, it cannot be used to say whether or not the earth was ever completely submerged in water....   [tags: Holy Bible Genesis Essays] 2692 words
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Philosophy - Impact of the Leviathan in Hobbes's Leviathan and the Book of Job of the Holy Bible - The Impact of the Leviathan in Hobbes's Leviathan and the Book of Job Throughout the early chapters of his Leviathan, Thomas Hobbes employs metaphorical devices from such diverse fields as mathematics, mechanics, and even the biology of the human body to describe his political community. In reference to the inception of the body politic, Hobbes compares its artificial origins to the Leviathan, a monster in the Book of Job: "For by art is created that great LEVIATHAN called a COMMONWEALTH, or STATE" (Hobbes 3).1 A biblical monster may initially seem to be an implausible metaphor for Hobbes to choose as a means of advocating his political regime....   [tags: Hobbes Leviathan Essays]
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Essay on The Holy Bible - Comparing Identity in the Tower of Babel and Creation Stories - Identity in the Tower of Babel and Creation Stories God recognizes that human beings are not specifically good the moment He creates them; for unlike His other creations, He does not pronounce them as such. But also unlike His other creations, they are the only ones created like something else, like God, in His image. If they are truly to exist and be good, they must become separate from God, as the other creations are separate and categorized. It takes some human action to get them out of the Garden of Eden--specifically, the woman and the man eating the fruit....   [tags: Comparison Compare Contrast Essays]
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Flood Myth of the Holy Bible and the Epic of Gilgamesh Flood Myth - The Biblical Flood and The Epic of Gilgamesh Flood      In Genesis of the Old Testament the account of the Flood approximates the account recorded on Tablet 11of the Sumero-Babylonian version of the epic of Gilgamesh, discovered in the 1800’s by British archaeologists in Assyria.   N.K. Sandars in the Introduction to his book, The Epic of Gilgamesh, sums up the involvement by the pagan gods in the Sumero-Babylonian Flood narrative:   In the Gilgamesh flood Ishtar and Enlil are as usual the advocates of destruction....   [tags: Epic Gilgamesh essays]
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Why Would the Jews Wish to Change the Text of Scripture? - Those usually charged with this shameful crime of changing the Bible are Jews and Christians. Could this have been possible. The Jews are well known for their zeal in preserving their sacred Scriptures. They know the exact number of words and letters it contains. Those scribes responsible for the copying of the ancient Hebrew text showed amazing reverence and deep respect for the Scriptures. If they made even a small mistake whilst copying, that whole section was disposed of. When they came to the name of God in the text, they would go and wash themselves before continuing....   [tags: bible, gospel, holy book]
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Buddhism and Christianity - Systems of faith and religious practices have been a part of human society dating back 30,000 years ago during the Late Stone Age. Religion has been accepted as one of the cultural universals, which is a trait common to all human cultures worldwide throughout the history of humanity. While it is somewhat unclear exactly why the theory of religion has been formulated, it is clear that many societies have used a variety of religions as mediums to communicate and establish a general code of ethics to certain groups of people around the world....   [tags: religion, Tipitaka, afterlife, death, Holy Bible]
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Comparing the Great Flood in Epic of Gilgamesh and the Biblical story of Noah’s Ark - Comparing the Great Flood in Epic of Gilgamesh and the Biblical story of Noah’s Ark Many of the same ancient stories can be found in different cultures. Each story differs in a small way, but the general idea remains synonymous. One story that is paralleled in several cultures is the legend of a great flood. The epic of Gilgamesh resembles the Bible’s story of Noah’s Ark, but specific details differ in several aspects.      The story of Gilgamesh originates from twelve fire-hardened, mud tablets, written in cuneiform, in the Mesopotamian culture from around 2500 B.C.E....   [tags: Epic of Gilgamesh Holy Bible]
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Genesis, the Education of Abraham - Disillusioned Latin students, who cringe at the thought of repeatedly scribbling their grammar, are often told by their teachers, "Per repitio nos studiare," which translates to "through repetition we learn." Though this may seem hard to believe as their hands begin to cramp, it bears a certain amount of truth. As my grandfather once told me, "Experience is often the best teacher." Truly gaining an understanding of something often comes from repeated involvement. Repetition is also the concept that the Hebrew Creator-God uses throughout the story of Genesis to educate Abram about God's purpose and His nature....   [tags: Holy Bible Genesis Essays]
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The Myth of Exodus - The Myth of Exodus There are many themes running through the Old Testament myth of Exodus – slavery, rescue and redemption, guidance, commandments on how to live, the creation of a nation, and God’s power over other gods. In this paper I will explore what appears to be the chief reasoning behind the creation of the Exodus myth – the explanation of the creation of a monotheistic religion and the similarities of the Exodus myth to the ancient myths, as well as how one should approach the reading of the myth....   [tags: Holy Bible Essays]
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Separation of Father and Son in Genesis - "Who is YHWH. However we interpret it, the Name of God means ultimate dominion: He-Whom-There-Is-No-Escaping." ~Thomas Cahill, The Gifts of the Jews1 Ultimate dominion, that God’s rule is final, is the heart and soul of the Book of Genesis. In the beginning there was God; later, God created man (Gen. 1.1, 1.27).2 But how does God’s ultimate dominion affect the relationship that develops between God and man. Several times in Genesis God makes a covenant with man (Gen. 6.18, 17.2-8, 28.13-14)....   [tags: Holy Bible Genesis Essays]
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The Story of Joshua and the Battle of Jericho - “When the trumpets sounded, the people shouted…(and)… the wall collapsed” (Joshua 6:20). This is the account of Joshua and the people of Israel when they entered the Promised Land known as Canaan. As the Lord commanded they entered the land and conquered all the cities there, beginning with Jericho. The story of Joshua and the Battle of Jericho is a famous one. Everyone who has ever attended Sunday school has heard this famous Biblical account. What is overlooked in Sunday school is the passage after the walls fall down, “They devoted the city to the LORD and destroyed with the sword every living thing in it – men and women, young and old, cattle, sheep and donkeys” (Joshua 6:21)....   [tags: The Holy Bible, King James Version]
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Suffering and The Book of Job - Suffering and The Book of Job         The concepts of suffering addressed in "The Book of Job" have no relevance to the ideas of suffering expressed in eastern religions such as Buddhism and Jainism. In fact, for Buddhists, the cause of suffering was discovered some 2,500 years ago by a prince from India named Sidhartha Gautama. This man, who was known as the Buddha, taught that suffering was caused by the craving for material things; ergo, cessation from suffering could be attained by detaching oneself from the things of this world (Ianuale)....   [tags: Holy Bible Book Job Essays]
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1 Kings - 1 Kings Introduction In 1 Kings 18-19 we are introduced to one of the most magical men in the Bible, and to one of the greatest miracles. Along with Moses and Jesus, Elijah is among the great miracle workers of the world. Elijah used miracles to bring Israel up out of shambles, if just for a moment. He also showed extreme faith and perseverance in the face of great odds. But the true character of Elijah lies in his name, which literally means, “Yahweh is my God (Anderson 246).” Prelude to The Contest In order to understand chapters 18 and 19 of 1 Kings, one must get some background on its main character....   [tags: Holy Bible Old Testament]
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Encounters with Angels in the Bible - ... This infers that the angels must have been holy to have fallen. (Jude 1:6) These angels are called fallen angels. They stand in opposition to God’s work and plan. The holy angels kept their first estate by walking in perfect obedience to God’s will. For whoever is ashamed [here and now] of Me and My words in this adulterous (unfaithful) and [preeminently] sinful generation, of him will the Son of Man also be ashamed when He comes in the glory (splendor and majesty) of His Father with the holy angels....   [tags: holy, heaven, testament]
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Personal Opinion Essay: Israel Entitled to the Holy Land - Corruption, violence, and ever growing frustration all are words to describe the, seemingly, endless conflict between Israelis, who consist mainly of Jews, and Palestinian Arabs, otherwise known as Muslims. The people that are truly entitled to this holy land have biblical proof, have already displayed their capabilities, and uphold non-violent and peaceful morals. The people entitled to this land are the Israelis. The Arabs continually claim that the bible is full of lies and hoax, yet the Torah, the Jewish holy text, and the Bible share similar aspect....   [tags: Palestinians, Bible, Politics]
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Pauls Understanding of Holy Spirit - Coming to class today did you guys see anything beautiful. Maybe it was a car. Perhaps a work of art made of glass. Maybe it was jewelry or it is was a flower. If it is really beautiful, you tend to look at it from every direction to appreciate each aspect of it. It just feels good to take in all of the beauty, and satisfying to your senses. Well, I feel that way about the Holy Spirit, how the Holy Spirit leads in our life with an emphasis on His physical direction, how the Holy Spirit leads us spiritually is simply beautiful....   [tags: Religion, Bible, Romans 8] 2929 words
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Women's Inferior Status in The Bible - Corinthians 14:34 states, “Let the women keep silence in the churches: for it is not permitted unto them to speak; but let them be in subjection, as also saith the law” (Holy Bible, King James Edition). Edith Hamilton, "recognized as the greatest woman Classicist", says that the Bible is the only book before our century that looked to women as human beings, no better nor worse than men (Tanner). However, it cannot be said that this book was consistently favorable to women. Maybe not absolutely, but conditionally in personal opinion, the Bible shows numerous examples of a woman’s inferiority to men, an assessment that has been translated into the cultures of generations....   [tags: Status of Women in the Bible] 1023 words
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Mary's Angelic Encounter in the Bible - INTRODUCTION The Bible contains many stories of people having an encounter with angels. An encounter alludes to an unexpected meeting. The word “angel” is a transliteration from the Hebrew word “mal’ak” in the Old Testament (Strong’s H4397) and the Greek word “angelos” in the New Testament (Strong’s G32). Both words mean “messenger” and describes one who executes the plan and will of the person whom they serve. God created an innumerable quantity of angels. For it was in Him that all things were created, in heaven and on earth, things seen and things unseen, whether thrones, dominions, rulers, or authorities; all things were created and exist through Him [by His service, intervention] and...   [tags: bible, stories, god]
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English Translations of the Bible - The efforts for translating the Bible from its original languages, i.e. Hebrew, Aramaic and Greek began many years ago. Its being the reference book for the religion was the main idea which feed up those efforts. Every people wants to understand how he begs and prays to God according to the sacred book. Not only Bible but also many other holy books were translated into another languages. The Bible is the bestseller in many English speaking countries today. The reason for this is especially the US, whose founding base still lies behind religion....   [tags: English Translations of the Bible, Translations, B]
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John Donne's The Holy Sonnets - John Donne's The Holy Sonnets By making many references to the Bible, John Donne's Holy Sonnets reveal his want to be accepted and forgiven by God. A fear of death without God's forgiveness of sins is conveyed in these sonnets. Donne expresses extreme anxiety and fright that Satan has taken over his soul and God won't forgive him for it or his sins. A central theme of healing and forgiveness imply that John Donne, however much he wrote about God and being holy, wasn't such a holy man all of the time and tried to make up for it in his writing....   [tags: Donne Holy Sonnets Religion Essays]
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Changes Due to English Evolution Affect Integrity of the Bible - Catholic leaders had control of the Holy Bible without many recorded challenges for more than one thousand years, according to several historical documents. Church authorities told church members they could neither read nor interpret the text themselves. The principles clergy taught in church were what churchgoers often believed. Eventually, a high-ranking German monk named Martin Luther challenged church officials in the 16th century and began reading and interpreting the Scriptures. As he studied the Bible, he found many faults in the Catholic Church’s teachings and believed everyone should have an opportunity to read the Bible himself or herself and determine what the Bible meant....   [tags: Bible Translation]
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Determining the True Divine Name from the Bible - This issue concerning the divine name has existed for hundreds of years, and there have been a number of Bible translations that have restored the divine name in the Hebrew Scriptures. One such version is the American Standard Version of 1901. However, in recent times this issue has gained even more attention because of a particular Bible translation. The New World Translation of the Holy Scriptures, translated by the Watchtower organization, has not only restored the divine name to the Hebrew portion of the Bible, but has used the name 237 times in the New Testament....   [tags: bible, religion, theology] 2135 words
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The Use of the Bible in Private and Congregational Worship - The Use of the Bible in Private and Congregational Worship The Bible is a key element in all services in the Christian faith and used for various reasons in the church. The Bible is viewed by Christians as the book of God, and God’s word to be followed by faithful Christians to live their life with help and guidance to be as God would want. Christians keep God in their hearts with regular praying and private worship. In congregational worship, which is a group of people worshipping God together, helping each other to understand the way they ought to live their lives....   [tags: Bible Studies, Religion] 317 words
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What Is The Bible? - The Bible is the most significant book in the history of civilization. In the context of Jewish history, the Bible’s impact on politics, history, and religion is without comparison. Along with establishing the covenant-based legitimacy of the Jewish people and their history, the Bible’s political impact is exemplified through prophetic politics, the power of kings, and the effects of political authority. Biblical archeology has discovered biblical structures which supports the historical validity of the Bible....   [tags: Religion Bible] 1928 words
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Themes of the Bible - Themes are often fundamentally universal ideas that are explored in many literary works. This is even true of the most sacred and honored book of our world “The Holy Bible”. The Old Testament both cultivates and endeavors to answer the one question that seems to pester all Christians. How can God be good and almighty, yet allow such evil to happen in the universe in our world as we know it. Upon studying the Book of Genesis it becomes clear that there are many themes scattered throughout the first story in the Bible....   [tags: infertility, rivalry, deceit] 732 words
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The Person of the Holy Spirit - INTRODUCTION In commenting on Heaven in his book Theology for Today, Dr. Elmer Towns writes that, “…human understanding is necessarily limited by two things - human language and limited revelation.” Too often the limitations and constraints of human language make it difficult for us to fully articulate those things that pertain to God. As well, similar constraints on our knowledge make it seem impossible to fully grasp and understand what has been revealed and is to be known about God. Understanding the Person and work of the Holy Spirit is no exception and we are similarly challenged when we endeavor to do so....   [tags: Theology ] 551 words
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Holy Sacraments - Baptism - The Lutheran faith defines a sacrament as being, “A sacred act instituted by God, in which God Himself has joined His Word of promise to a visible element, and by which he offers, gives, and seals the forgiveness of sins earned by Christ.” With this narrow description of a sacrament within the Lutheran church, Dr. Martin Luther constricted the number of sacraments from seven, which was what the Roman Catholic Church had taught, to two; The Lord’s Supper and Holy Baptism. Luther put a heavy emphasis on reading the Bible and the two sacraments that the Lutheran tradition holds are both clearly present and strongly supported within the text of the Bible....   [tags: Theology ]
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The Bible - The Bible The Bible, the word of God, provides all humankind with the knowledge and the faith they need to receive God's salvation and be regenerated by God's life. Reading the Bible also teaches us many things about God, Christianity, Jesus and His Word. In order to understand and appreciate the Bible and Bible Literature, it is important to know the historical context as well as many other factors. This paper will discuss the importance of reading the Bible and how to understand it and use what we read in the Bible and apply it to our everyday life....   [tags: Papers] 442 words
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The Bible - According to the Encarta ® World English Dictionary, the word masterpiece is defined as an "artist's best work: the best piece of work by a particular artist or craftsperson." Yet, even with the use of this word, the description of God's Word the Bible still would not see justice, for it is impossible to manipulate the English language, or any human language for that matter, with the intent of trying to utterly describe its absolute magnificence. Written under divine inspiration, God's infinite nature is revealed to the human race through this extravagant literary work....   [tags: World Literature] 1003 words
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The Bible - The Bible In the Holy Bible, teachings guide all types of human beings to a better understanding of life. Many of these verses reach out to man through teachings of human nature and how to create society's moral values. A personal favorite verse that may reach out to every man and not just those who practice the Judaeo - Christian religions is : " The fathers shall not be put to death for the children, nor shall the children be put to death for the fathers; every man shall be put to death for his own sin....   [tags: essays research papers] 919 words
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Issues with Eminent Domain in the Holy See - ... However, since 1870, the Italian government renders the pontiff, within the walls of Vatican City, the sovereign honors and pre-eminence of honor given to him by his office. This means he, and the city, are not subject to the exercise of eminent domain by the state. (Lalor, pars. 152, 207).With a history of understanding the potential for abuses of eminent domain, the Holy See recognizes the need for eminent domain, but fully supports the precept of just compensation. C. The Holy See recognizes the responsibility placed on governments to protect their citizens and provide for the general welfare....   [tags: vatican, jurisdiction, contraception] 1251 words
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The Prophecies in the Bible Are Not Myth - According to the dictionary a myth is a traditional story, especially one concerning the early history of a people or explaining some natural or social phenomenon, and typically involving supernatural beings or events..(oxforddictionaries.). On the other hand, there are no myths in the Bible because the Bible tries to explain the world we live in. It is a historical account of the world and its surroundings before, during, and after Jesus' time on earth.  Therefore, the Bible itself contains a timeline of historical events that include places, historical figures and also coincides with other non-biblical related events....   [tags: Old Testament, religious beliefs] 1163 words
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The Christian Bible and the Islamic Quaran - Similarities and difference exist between the two sacred texts of Islam and Christianity and although the Qur’an and the Bible are considered sacred text and their impact on modern society is ever present. Sacred texts are a collection of historical writings that date back thousands of years and are used by many traditions to have a special significance especially scriptures and holy books as they are often used to show hoe to live an honest and meaningful life. The Qur’an is the sacred text of Islam....   [tags: religion, prophets, scriptures]
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Revealed and Unrevealed Scriptures of the Bible - REVEALED AND UNREVEALED There are some simple distinctions in God’s Word that are important to understand in order to learn the Bible accurately. You can classify Scripture into two categories (revealed and unrevealed), based on whether or not a full explanation is given within the specific passage. The unrevealed Scriptures are: • The types and shadows of the Old Testament (Typology) Moses represented the Law and was never meant to enter into the Promised Land. Joshua represented Salvation (as does Jesus) and led the people into the Promised Land (The Kingdom) • The stories and parables of the four Gospels A parable is a short allegorical story designed to illustrate or teach some truth, r...   [tags: God, New Testament, apostles] 1622 words
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Jesus in the Quran and the Bible - Jesus in the Quran and the Bible The three most influential books in human history, the holy books of the three main Abrahamic religions, share a common though checkered history. With a string of familiar figures and incidents, each book builds upon its predecessor, sometimes retaining the exact nature of the story and sometimes giving it a new version. Each book seems to have been influenced by its specific purpose and the circumstances of the time it was revealed, with the stories meeting the demands of the day....   [tags: Religion]
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